Predators lose to Capitals

Posted on December 20, 2011

Predators lose to Capitals In the first three minutes of Nashville’s 4-1 loss to Washington on Tuesday, Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin slammed into 6-foot-1, 210-pound Predators forward Colin Wilson twice.

On both plays Ovechkin jarred the massive winger, almost knocking him to the ice — something that happens rarely to the sturdy Wilson. The hits were signature moments of a first-period blitz of body checks, shots and goals that gave the aggressive Capitals an early edge in the victory over Nashville.

“They were flying; they came out ready to go,” Nashville defenseman Ryan Suter said.


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